The Canadian Health Minister, Honourable Jane Philpott has announced intentions to move forward with regulations on vaping products.
According to her statements, the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco.
CTV News Article: Canada to regulate vaping products
Previously there were indications that Health Canada would be utilizing the HESA recommendations which recognized and recommended that vapour products have a separate framework from Tobacco Products. We fully support this approach as it would be much easier to apply any necessary changes as more research is being done on the products.
Additional announcements and information are expected later this fall.